Apple MacBook Air 11in (Late 2010) review
Build Quality: 9/10
Value for Money: 8/10
Unlike a netbook, the 11in MacBook Air will rarely keep you waiting. A 5-hour-plus battery is good, running longer in the Airâ€™s native Mac OS X. And measured statistics donâ€™t show what a delight the 11in is to hold and work with. A perfect carry-anywhere notebook? Not quite â€“ a 3G modemâ€™s absence is becoming embarrassing, while the screen resolution is just beyond the comfort level. Elsewhere, we have to give due credit. As an exceedingly compact notebook â€“ or a dear netbook â€“ that will happily and snappily run OS X, Linux or Windows, the MacBook Air 11in is the categoryâ€™s new gold standard.
Ultra-compact and lightweight. Decent battery life. Month-long standby time.
Slow processor. Limited memory and disk space.
No gradeApple MacBook Air (11.6-inch) Review
- Class-leading boot and resume times
- Full-size keyboard, enormous trackpad
- Surprising power for productivity and gaming
- Gorgeous, high resolution 11.6-inch display
- Unmatched aluminum unibody build quality
- Respectable volume for its size
- Shallow, mushy keyboard
- Limited port selection
- Display doesnâ€™t lean back past 45 degrees
- No removable battery, RAM, HDD